Saturday, 5 March 2016

Citrus

It's colour week again at Less is More and this time we are joined by our new Designers with the emphasis  on Citrus... not necessarily the fruit, just the colours.

I have had fun with my husband's shaving foam this week... I  have seen the technique used SO many times but never actually tried it for myself.  I intended using Alcohol Inks, but absent mindedly used Distress Inks instead, but it seemed to work well... so the alcohol inks will have to wait for another day. I merely squirted a bunch of foam onto my craft mat, dropped a few drops of Twisted Citron and Squeezed Lemonade inks onto it, swirled it around a bit and took prints from it, scraping the excess foam off after a few moments.
One thing I discovered was that my ATG gun didn't want to release the adhesive onto the treated card and so I had to use Glossy Accents to adhere the coloured card to the cardbase. I over stamped with a silhouette flower from Unity and clear embossed it as it didn't seem to be drying readily. I added a sentiment using a freebie stamp from a magazine.
This is for Just us Girls - Flowers


Here is a little more of the background paper used for a Shaker card. The sentiment and the dies are from Wplus9.

I love this delicate butterfly from Concord & 9th,  it's cut from some faux mother of pearl card and accompanied by a sentiment from Avery Elle.
This is a simple card with images from Clearly Besotted and a punched border from Martha Stewart.
Another piece of smooshed card here which I used for the die cuts from Cuttlebug (thanks) and All Occasion Dies (the butterflies) The embossing is from a Sizzix folder.
Next week I shall be in Bath looking after my grandchildren for the week whilst my daughter is off "team building" with her company. I'm not sure of the resort this time but there's likely to be lots of skiing and related activities!
She is having a loft conversion at the moment and I think she has chosen the right week to be away... when the ceiling comes down and the stairs are installed!
What fun!

34 comments:

  1. Wow, Chrissie! A stunning collection of cards, looks like you were on a roll! I love the shaving foam technique the effects you get are amazing.
    Have a good week with "your" loft conversion ... your daughter clearly is a very smart girl ... she must take after her mum!
    Elaine

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  2. Awesome cards Chrissie - I'm SO impressed with both your productivity (HOW many cards?! I feel like a slacker!!) and the fab shaving foam technique! Gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Chrissie you have been super busy here and what a stunning collection of cards. Love the pear and kicking myself that I didn't use that one!!!! Brilliant shaker idea! My mind was going into overdrive when I started reading the shaving foam line but your card is awesome! A little VT perhaps while you are in Bath on this technique eh!!! Have a fun week despite the building work and hope those cuties behave for you. Sarah x

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  4. OMG Chrissie....you were on a roll with this one eh? Each card is totally amazing. Not sure I can pick a favourite....but if I was forced it'd be the pear. Love the sentiment and so jealous of your shaker bits ;-)
    Ha ha...went out and bought shaving foam for my craft room yesterday!
    Fantastic set of cards.
    Sharon xx

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  5. I started typing a comment and it disappeared so apologies if it randomly appears! Love the fact that you have made amazing cards featuring each of the citrus colours. The shaving foam technique looks fabulous (one that I have yet to try) and I love the pear and butterfly dies - too many products, not enough money! All of the cards are elegant and combine the perfect balance of zingy colour and white space. Have a great weekend x

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  6. Gorgeous cards, Chrissie! I love citrus colours soooo much and you've used them to great effect here, Jo x

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  7. These are gorgeous! Each card is so beautiful.I have to try the shaving cream technique.

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  8. What a selection of wonderful cards, Chrissie!!!! All so beautiful - I specially like the first one and the MD card with the very delicate butterfly!!!
    Have a great weekend!!!

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  9. wonderful cards from your shaving foam experiment (i've had same problem with ATG on various papers)- especially love the mother's day card!

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  10. I came over to have a closer look at your fabulous pear card, but then was totally taken in by all these creation - you have such a beautiful touch!

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  11. What a wonderful collection of cards....love that sweet pear one!

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  12. Chrissie these are such a fabulous collection of cards. Adore the shaker card and off to see if I can find that die butterfly xx

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  13. Forgot to say, TO has a Spring challenge for our 2nd Birthday, would love to see you there...citus and Spring seem a good match. Found the butterfly die but out of stock...will be getting it, what a fab die and thanks for introducing it to me x

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  14. Such a classy array of cards Chrissie...hard to pick a favourite but I am drawn to the clever pear shaker.

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  15. Wow, you've been busy producing all these wonderful cards. Karen x

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  16. Beautiful cards. Love the shaving foam panel - I really must give this technique a try!

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  17. Wonderful cards, Chrissie! Love the pear one, lovely shaker.

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  18. What absolutely gorgeous cards! Love that foam background technique!

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  19. Great cards! I love your flowers on that great green background. Thanks for playing along with Just US Girls.

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  20. Crikey you've been busy! Amazing set of citrus inspiration, love your shaving foam backrounds and esp that pear card. x

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  21. What a fab selection of cards, I think the pear is my fav, love the dinky pear at the centre of the larger one.

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  22. What a terrific group of cards Chrissie! Love the background and florals of the first one...and am so intrigued my the pear shaker too! Thanks for taking the time to join us at Just Us Girls for Word Week!

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  23. Lovely lot of cards. Love the cas floral card for our challenge at Jjst Us Girls. Thanks forsharing.

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  24. WoW! You were on a roll Chrissie...all just lovely.

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  25. Fabulous cards I love the pear and the sentiment

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  26. It is obvious that the "citrus" theme tickled your creative fancy, Chrissie, and I like what I see here. True to the theme, yet varied in result! Definitely has me thinking Florida!!

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  27. Love ALL your cards Chrissie but especially love the first one xx

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  28. Brilliant cards Chrissie !

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  29. Brilliant cards Chrissie !

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  30. Fabulous cards Chrissie! I am partial to pears and especially love the shaker card - so sweet!

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  31. So many beauties here Chrissie, loving them all....hmm maybe the first is my fav but so hard to choose again!Enjoy the grandchildren, I am back and forth babysitting too atm. and they are moving house soon so it may be a lot more too ;) Viv xx

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  32. Sorry I'm so late, Chrissie. Wow, you were super busy last week! I've yet to try the shaving foam technique but your results here look fabulous. And that pear, just yummy as a shaker. All your cards are so beautifully CAS and stylish x

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Thank you so much for popping by, I appreciate your comments!
Thanks,
Chrissie